Last year, we started using a DIY Advent Calendar that my mom made for us and it was the cutest thing ever! It required that we find our own Advent Calendar fillers, which is a challenge, but also one of the best aspects of doing one of these Christmas activities.
Advent Calendar fillers for 5-year old boys are so much fun to shop for and if you think outside of the box (or calendar), there are so many fun ideas you can incorporate!
No matter what you choose, Advent calendars are one of the best ways to really experience Christmas the whole month of December and nothing is more exciting than doing that with 5-year old boys!
So if you can get all of your Advent calendar fillers ahead of time, you’ll be the happiest family on the block and you’ll get to see that Christmas excitement every single morning.
Last year was the first time that my son was really, really into Christmas. He was so excited for Santa, Christmas music, snow, setting up our Christmas tree, and of course all of the gifts associated with the holiday. And if you know us at all, then you probably know that also means incorporating trains into EVERYTHING. The polar express, train cookies, trains as gifts, and the most fun of all – DIY train ornaments!
I will admit, I initially went searching to find an easy train ornament tutorial somewhere, but to my surprise I found nothing. So I had to come up with this on my own and luckily it turned out great! It was simple, my son was able to take part in every single step, and we were able to make enough for the whole family to receive at least one.
‘Tis the season for stocking stuffers! Sometimes these are the easiest gifts, and sometimes they’re the hardest. Luckily stocking stuffers for 4-year old boys are abundant, you just have to narrow down the best options…which I’ve done for you!
I love Christmas shopping (I love everything Christmas-related), so I spent a lot of time last year trying to come up with the best stocking stuffer ideas for my 4-year old son. And they were all a hit!
So if you’re stuck on stocking stuffer ideas for your 4-year old boy, check out this list and maybe you can get your shopping done early:
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is opening up Christmas cards from family and friends…especially the photo ones!
So each and every year I am twisted apart trying to figure out what to do with them when the holiday season ends. Throwing them away seems awful, saving them seems pointless.
So I end up making a choice – some stay on the fridge permanently, some sadly head to the trash.
Until this year.
Finally, I came up with a way to not only save them, but actually give them a practical purpose!
Ready for it???
I have a preschooler who is obsessed with being an engineer. It started young with mega blocks. He would build a tower taller than himself when he could barely even walk. Then he moved onto trains. And I’m telling you, he was (and still is) obsessed with trains. He recently came up to me with a new train and said “Mommy, look at this. See how the piston moves the piston rod and then that moves the coupling rod and then that makes the wheels move? See? See? See how it works?”
So, needless to say, I’ve somehow reached a point where my 3-year old knows more about engineering than I do.
I am bound and determined to make sure I give this little guy all the opportunities I can find to help him succeed as an engineer, but for now, that’s just going to come from his toys!
So if you’ve got a little engineer on your hands too, give these gifts a try. You will be blown away by how well they do!
Looking for stocking stuffer ideas for a 1-year old girl in your life? You’ve come to the right place. 😉
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, so shopping for stocking stuffers is something I look forward to every single year…and I start early! And this year is extra special because I have a new little almost-1-year-old girl to shop for!
Years of shopping for her brother has made the task of coming up with the perfect stocking stuffers a little easier, but there are still some things that are perfect just for little girls!
Hopefully this list will make your shopping a little easier this year:
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I’m not going to lie, I absolutely love shopping for my kids for Christmas and there’s something special about stocking stuffers! These were always the first things my sisters and I opened as kids and I hope that my kids look forward to it like I did.
So if you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers for 2-year old boys, this list is for you! These were the biggest hits for my son when he was 2…and many still make regular appearances years later!
Good luck with your shopping and happy holidays!
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